3 Ways Dragon Ball Made Its Mark on the Anime Industry

Dragon Ball is one of the most popular anime franchises out there and has influenced other anime shows. The Dragon Ball manga was adapted into three main anime: Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball Super. The series follows the main protagonist, Son Goku from childhood to adulthood as he goes on adventures...

Porg in Your Pocket! Taking a Look at Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Topps and Star Wars have been successful partners for over 40 years. The company is returning to our favorite galaxy with a new set for The Last Jedi with basic inserts, base sets, premium boxes, and retail exclusives. Basic Inserts Basic inserts include stickers, character cards blueprints, and illustrated cards.   Base Set The base set of card for...

I Am Not My Hair

Long before I was old enough to understand what she meant, I was jamming to India.Aire’s ‘I Am Not My Hair.” The song’s lyrics were completely lost on me— I had not yet come to understand the gravity of the pressures placed on my hair. But now that I’m an adult, I see that...

“The Lost Sister” Elevates An Already Excellent ‘Stranger Things 2’ With Anger, Agency and Empathy

I'm going to keep this brief because I'm supposed to be elbow deep in some queer science fiction for NaNoWriMo. Stranger Things S2 Ep7 "The Lost Sister" infused the narrative with a vitality and diversity that enhanced the experience for me as a viewer. Below thar be spoilers... When I mention diversity, I'm not using it...

Making the Perfect Gin & Comic

Researchers at the Stephanie Onyebetor Institute for Bullshit and Bollocks have discovered that people who partake in one Gin & Comic a week show both an increased ability to make lemonade and a remarkably high tendency to see glasses of said lemonade as half-full So go ahead and watch, listen, and laugh at this week’s...

A SILENT VOICE: ANIME FEATURE REVIEW

SUMMARY A Silent Voice is a Japanese anime feature, helmed by upcoming director Naoko Yamada, released in select American theaters Friday October 20th. It came in at number two at Japan’s box office its opening weekend. The film is similar to Your Name, a contemporary drama with a teenage male and female lead. . Naoko...

Black Films: 4 Story Lines I’d Love To See Explored

Black films in the Hollywood system can be limited in subject matter. I've been a cinephile ever since I first glanced a screen. I've been passionate about films and how they were made since the pre-Netflix era. I took weekly trips to the video store with my father when I was a little girl....

BGN Comic Review: GOTHAM CITY GARAGE Issue 1

Written by: Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly Art by: Brian Ching GOTHAM CITY GARAGE is a new Digital First series is based on DC Comics’ series of collectible statues.It can be found on comiXology for 99 cents an issue. In this first issue, we learn about Kara Gordon’s life in a utopia known as “The Garden”, the...

8 Must-See Anime For Halloween Fans

Halloween is almost here and this is the perfect time to binge on horror, supernatural, and monster-themed anime. If you’re looking for something new to watch this October, take a look at the below list of spooky or maybe not-so-spooky treats. TOKYO GHOUL (Drama) In this world, human-like creatures called ghouls feed off of human flesh. Ken...

‘Star Trek: Discovery’: How Michael Burnham Speaks to my Perfectionist, Highly Sensitive Struggles

As I've stated in my SlashFilm review, I've always been a Star Trek fan ever since I watched Star Trek: The Next Generation with my dad about 20 years ago. But while Jean-Luc Picard will always be my favorite Star Trek captain ever (who can say no to Patrick Stewart and the way he...
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